State Duma Deputy Nikolai Valuev believes that holding the world Cup in the summer of 2018 will do more good for people than pensions. His point of view he expressed in an interview with newspaper “Sports day after Day”.
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The MP asked a lot whether Russia takes upon himself, spending during the crisis, a major sporting event in Sochi has hosted the winter Olympics and ahead of the world Cup.
Valuev did not agree with this point of view. In his opinion, it is due to such significant sports events in Russia changed the attitude to the sport.
The journalist objected to this that many people think otherwise, offering, for example, to raise pensions. “Well, would eat these pensions, that’s all. How would they have enough? All these opinions around… do not want to comment”, — said the Deputy.
The construction of Olympic facilities for the 2014 Games in Sochi has cost 214 billion roubles, 99 of which were allocated from the budget. The total estimate of world football championship-2018 in may of this year reached 643,5 billion.